Our expanding program consists of several faculty members. Additional participating faculty members belong to interdepartmental programs, such as Toxicology, Food Science and Technology, Genetics, Reproduction, and Neuroscience. Faculty and graduate students in the program also are conducting research and receiving training that spans the spectrum of acute and chronic diseases of importance to domestic and wild animal and human populations.
The graduate program in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health offers a M.S. in epidemiology (thesis option) and a departmental Ph.D. (with emphasis in veterinary epidemiology) which prepares students for leadership roles in epidemiological study design, evaluation, and professional research, in both animal and human populations. Completion of a dissertation is required for the Ph.D. degree through this program. In addition, a thesis or non-thesis M.S. degree in Veterinary Public Health is offered with approval of a program faculty advisor.
Enrollment and Opportunities
The program enrolls approximately 10-20 graduate students and offers numerous opportunities for student collaboration and faculty. Admission to the program in veterinary epidemiology and public health requires approval by each of the program, the Veterinary Integrative Biosciences Department, and the Texas A&M University Office of Graduate Studies.
Our department has ongoing collaborative relationships with the USDA, the DHS National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense , the Texas Animal Health Commission , the USDA Southern Plains Research Facility , and multiple departments throughout the Texas A&M University System.
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